Wednesday, August 29, 2007

QUEENSLAND CUP DAY 1

The Crocs have defeated the Brisbane Bullets tonight 120-106 in the Queensland Cup opening game. For the Crocs Rosell Ellis once again led all scorers with 24 pts and had 10 rebs to go with it. Six other Crocs players (Young, Robertson, Williamson, Egan, Pepper and myself) reached double figures in scoring.

I believe Galen Young will cause quite a few matchup problems at the three position. Too big, too strong for the smaller guys at this position.

Crocs got out to a 73-45 half time led. Too many turnovers leading to easy baskets gave the Bullets a sniff in the fourth quarter. Thanks to a barrage of free throws the Crocs maintained a cushion to close out the game.

One thing to come out of tonight’s was Ben Pepper smashing his melon on the deck. It will be interesting to see if the ringing has gone from “Big Ben’s” head tomorrow morning.

For the Bullets Ebi Ere had to watch from the stands. My mail has him waiting on some paperwork to clear. Sam MacKinnon pretty much kept himself on ice. He placed 18 so so minutes.

For Bullets fans, CJ Bruton looks like he has recovered from his off season surgery. Leading scorer for the champs was Brad Williamson with 21. Rookie of the Year candidate Craig Bradshaw ended up with 17. He will probably only get better as he gets familiar with the system.

After the game ended, we stuck around to watch the beginning of the Cairns, Gold Coast game. What did I get out of this in the few minutes I observed. Daniel Joyce is sporting a “tuff sticker” (tattoo) they he must of acquired in the offseason. One Life, One Chance is what the new ink says. I will endeavour to find out more about the meaning of this.

This just in. Taipans win by about ten over the Gold Coast Blaze tonight. The game was so good my mailman, the “Birdman” could not remember a thing.

Tomorrow night’s action is Crocs vs Blaze and Taipans vs Bullets.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

JR,

Can you post any box scores or get the short man to give you some? None on the NBL website yet!

Anonymous said...

hey jr whats happen with u and Gibson??

Anonymous said...

http://www.gordong.com/115-qc1/slides/070829_6611.html

http://www.gordong.com/115-qc1/slides/070829_6612.html

JR said...

Nothing happened between me and Gibbo. Joey may have got angry at him for not getting a hand up on defense!

JR said...

I will try and get some boxscores tomorrow. I will have a little time up my sleeve. I will endeavour to get them for all games.